Sunday, September 22, 2019

Bird-A-Thon Bird Walk with Petaluma Pie Company - Wake Up with Wetland Birds

Shollenberger Marsh/Point Blue Headquarters

8 am - 10 am

3820 Cypress Drive, #11

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
Wake Up with Wetland Birds
8 am – 10 am
$45 per person donation to Bird-A-Thon requested – all walks include pie and tea/coffee
($25 student/senior; sliding scale negotiable if needed)
RSVP to Lishka Arata at All walks have a maximum sign up of 15 people.

Meet at Point Blue Conservation Science headquarters, 3820 Cypress Drive, #11, Petaluma at 7:50 am. Depending on the tide and where the birds seem to be, we’ll either walk the 2 mile flat, dirt loop path or we’ll fork off to the Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility ponds and back to Point Blue HQ by 9:50 am before caravaning to end at the Pie Company. The walk will be led by Point Blue’s Lishka Arata and Dennis Jongsomjit with Pie Company staff assistance. Bring your Bird-A-Thon donation (or donate online before), comfortable walking shoes, layers, binoculars and/or spotting scopes if you have them (extras will be available), and water. Terrain is easy to moderate.

The Petaluma Pie Company and Point Blue have flocked together to form the “Pied-billed Grebes” Bird-A-Thon team and they’re inviting the community to join the gaggle and help them reach their fundraising goal of $2,500 to benefit conservation science and their aim of detecting 100 bird species throughout the day. Join one of their three team walks, donate online, or participate in the raffle-style contest inside Petaluma Pie Company to guess how many species were counted throughout the day with pie prizes!

As a supporter of Point Blue’s Bird-A-Thon, you will be joining passionate birders, nature enthusiasts, scientists, and conservationists as we celebrate the wonders of fall migration, all while raising money for Point Blue’s science, conservation, and education programs. Since Bird-A-Thon’s inception, individuals like you have raised more than $3 million for conservation.

Learn more about the Pied-billed Grebe team’s namesake on Cornell’s All About Birds site.